MOSCOW — The Pussy Riot punk provocateur band is punching back at the Russian government.
The collective has released a music clip that scathingly mocks Russian law enforcement agencies, in which Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and fellow band members perform in Russian prosecutors' blue uniforms.
Tolokonnikova told Dozhd TV that the video called Chaika was inspired by a documentary exposing alleged wrongdoing by Russia's chief prosecutor, Yuri Chaika. The film claimed that Chaika's sons benefited from his position and that they had ties to the underworld. Chaika has rejected the accusations.
Tolokonnikova and two other Pussy Riot members were detained in 2012 for staging a protest in one of Moscow's largest cathedrals. Tolokonnikova and member Maria Alekhina were convicted for extremism, but were released several months short of their two-year sentence in December 2013.